Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Swing wing

This morning we had a swirling flock of Needle-tail Swifts Hirundapus caudacutus hunting insects and I am always thrilled to watch these speedsters as they come swooping from high to skim through the trees. They must have been the inspiration for the designers of swing wing fighter jets as they  cruise effortlessly with wings at right angle to their body and then with swept back wings they manoeuvre at high speed low level flight.
I would like to get a good photo but their speed defeats me and I end up with lots of photos of empty sky or blurred distant birds. I did get one photo today which I thought I would pop up just to record today's bird highlight.

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